We offer fun story time programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families. Storytelling and songs help your child's language development, and the group setting allows you and your children to socialize with others. Join us and share some special time with your child.
• See the Winter Story Time schedule at the City Centre branch
• See the Winter Story Time schedule at the Poirier branch
Find your favourite rhymes and songs from Story Time in alphabetical order here
Programs and Events: Winter 2017
The Library has a full slate of programs and events for all ages. Click here
to see what's coming up this winter.
Tri-Cities Child Care Survey 2017
Tell us about your child care experience in the Tri-Cities; click here
. Deadline for responses is March 29.
Pro-D Day Matinée: Moana
Friday, April 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
City Centre Branch: Rooms 136 and 137
Poirier Branch: Nancy Bennett Room
A teenaged girl embarks on an epic voyage that could change the future of her people. To complete it, however, she will need to enlist the help of a self-centered demi-god. Voice-acting by Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Alan Tudyk. (Disney, 2016, 114 min., Rated G)
Registration is not required -- just drop in.
Preference will be given to children aged 5 and up as seating is limited.
Science Expo 2017
Thursday, May 11, 3:30 - 8:30 pm
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
The library is hosting it's second annual Science Expo. Like last year, it will include students from elementary, middle and high schools across the Tri-Cities. We will award cash prizes, trophies and medals to the students with the top projects. Follow the link for more details
Parent-Child Mandarin Mother Goose Program
Wednesdays, January 25 – March 15
10:00 – 11:30 am
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
This program is in Mandarin and is for parents and children four years old and under.
The Parent–Child Mother Goose Program is a group experience focusing on the pleasure and power of using songs, rhymes, and stories. Parents are helped to gain the skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns through connecting sound, rhythm, and meaning of language.
For more information or to register, please phone Teresa Hsieh at 604-468-6024 (Mandarin).
This program is presented in partnership with SUCCESS Multicultural Early Childhood Development Project.
Summer Reading Club 2017
Take a walk on the wild side this summer with the BC Summer Reading Club
. Registration begins June 1. Join us at either branch on Saturday, June 17 for our annual kick-off party. Festivities begin at 10:00 am at the Poirier branch and 2:00 pm at the City Centre branch. More details coming soon.
Play & Learn at Coquitlam Centre
Join us at Coquitlam Centre mall for Play & Learn story times, songs and crafts!
Location: the lower level in front of the Bay
Time: the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
All Aboard for Kindergarten
A checklist of 100 picture books for parents and their kindergarten-age children to enjoy. With 10 different categories, including: Funny Stories, My Family and Me, Animal Stories, and School Stories. Some books will be for fun, some will help you start a discussion, and all will help your child learn to love reading!
Click here for your copy and hop on board the reading train!
Learning at the Library
The Coquitlam Public Library offers homework help programs for
children. Click on the links for schedules and registration.
This program pairs teens in high school with kids in grades 1 through 4. Sessions run in the fall (October / November), the winter (February / March) and the summer (July / August) at both branches of the Library. It's a great way for kids to practice reading.
Homework Help Club
Teen tutors provide instructional assistance to kids in elementary or middle school who are struggling with their homework. Sessions run in the fall and spring. Kids must bring homework assignments on any subject to meetings. Teens will provide explanations and/or instructions to the best of their ability. Computer Buddies
Teenaged tutors help kids in grades 3, 4 and 5 improve their computer skills. The program uses the Computer Lab at the City Centre Branch..
Improve your French in the Library's after-school French homework and conversation club! French immersion students in elementary or middle school are invited to practice with French-speaking volunteers from high school. Kids should bring homework assignments, or come prepared to work on their French conversation skills.
Coquitlam Public Library Visits Daycares and Preschools
We will visit your daycare or preschool facility and provide a half hour, literacy-based story time using age-appropriate materials. We can tailor our story time to the theme of your choice. Unfortunately, we are not able to visit facilities based in private homes.
Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library Early literacy workshops for parents and caregivers of newborns to six-year-olds.
Try Tumblebooks for kids. Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and nonfiction books for preschoolers.
To access from home, click the link above. Beside 'Tumblebooks' click 'Login required' to log in with your library barcode (no spaces) and password (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number) then click the 'Tumblebooks' link.
Essayez BiblioEnfants pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire.
Ici vous trouverez des livres numériques, des vidéos, des casse-têtes, et des jeux.
Tri-Cities Community Resource Map
The Tri-Cities community resource map for families is now available in English, Chinese, Farsi and Korean.
Produced by the Early Childhood Development Committee and the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee, this map lists community centres in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. Organizations include libraries, health services, family drop-in programs, food banks, and ELSA providers.
The map also lists phone numbers for many community services including parent support, English language practice and literacy help, as well as local parks and recreation centres.